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I What's currently going on with the KATRIN experiment

  1. Jan 23, 2017 #1
    Does anyone know what's currently going on with the KATRIN experiment. I remember from discussions sometime last year that KATRIN was expected to have a result for the average mass of three kinds of neutrinos by the end of 2016. I just looked at the KATRIN site and there are no listed publications or conference talks about results.
     
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  3. Jan 23, 2017 #2

    mfb

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    Did you check Wikipedia?
    With a reference from October 2016.

    I don't know where your expectation of results in 2016 comes from.
     
  4. Jan 23, 2017 #3

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  5. Jan 23, 2017 #4
    Hi @mfb and @fresh_42:
    Thank you for straightening out my mistaken memories, for which I apologize.

    I think my confusion was that I remembered the October 2016 date for starting experiments as the date results would be available. Also, I did not see anything at the KATRIN site announcing the start of their experiments.

    Regards,
    Buzz
     
  6. Jan 23, 2017 #5

    mfb

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    Experiment websites can be horribly outdated. Recent conference presentations are better information sources.
     
  7. Jan 24, 2017 #6
    H i @mfb:
    Thanks for your helpful post.

    It seems that in this case Wikipedia, although I understand PF does not consider it to be a reliable resource, would have been, had I thought of it, quite useful. In general, if I am interested in the work at a particular experimental site, can you suggest an on-line search method, other than Wikipedia, for finding relevant conference presentations. The KATRIN site has a page were they list their conference presentations, but the latest listed items there are six presentations from 2014.

    Regards,
    Buzz
     
  8. Jan 24, 2017 #7

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  9. Jan 24, 2017 #8

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    Google often finds presentations if you search for the experiment name (plus some other keyword if the name is something general like "KATRIN", e. g. "katrin neutrino") and the year you are interested in, or limit the search results to some range.

    If you know the major conferences in the relevant field, you can directly go to the conference websites as well.
     
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